Glückliche Tage auf hohen Bergen, by Walter Schmidt. 326 pages, with 106 photographic illustrations by the author and an index. Bern: Verlag Hallweg, 1951. Price, $4.65.
The author of the readable Komm mit mir ins Wallis and Rendezvous in Zermatt has now written a fine account of his adventures on the highest peaks of Switzerland, chiefly in the Valais, Bernese Oberland and Graubiinden. He is not so obsessed by eternal snow as to neglect the flowers below the huts or the ravens circling the crevasses, and the heavy rucksack is lightened by a flow of pleasant reminiscences. The photographs are excellent. Several peaks are shown from different points of view—which means that the reader enjoys an almost three-dimensional effect.
J. M. T.